Impact Structures and Craters of the U.S. Gulf Coastal States
David T. King, Jr.1 and Lucille W. Petruny2
1 Geology Office, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5305
2 Astra Terra Research, Auburn, Alabama 36831-3323
The U.S. Gulf coastal states have a variety of confirmed and suspected impact craters and structures. Texas has the most confirmed craters and structures (Marquez, Odessa, and Sierra Madera) and suspected impact features (Bee Bluff, Hico, and an unnamed structure). Among the other Gulf coastal states, the record is as follows: Louisiana (Brushy Creek – suspected), Mississippi (Kilmichael – suspected), Alabama (Wetumpka – confirmed), and Georgia (Woodbury – suspected). This paper reviews these confirmed and suspected craters and structures and presents some new findings about some of these features.
AAPG Search and Discover Article #90069©2007 GCAGS 57th Annual Convention, Corpus Christi, Texas